PDA

View Full Version : Massive Earthqake in Japan- Will this affect Worlds?(threads merged)



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 [54] 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70

Skittl1321
03-13-2011, 06:28 PM
If that's the case, I am especially sad for Takahashi and Ando for whom this might have been their last competition.:(

There are so many skaters for whom to be sad for the lost opportunity (could D/W win? Could Alissa medal? to name those I cheer for), but I am more saddened by the tragedy of the lives lost and still threatened in Japan. I'm guessing the skaters who may miss the opportunity of competing and medaling likely are thinking the same.

sus2850
03-13-2011, 06:29 PM
If worlds is cancelled now, which is appropriate, the logical thing would be - if the ISU wants to hold the competition at a later moment this year - to switch the allocations and hold it in France now instead of next year and then in Tokyo in 2012, wouldn't it?

taz'smum
03-13-2011, 06:32 PM
If worlds is cancelled now, which is appropriate, the logical thing would be - if the ISU wants to hold the competition at a later moment this year - to switch the allocations and hold it in France now instead of next year and then in Tokyo in 2012, wouldn't it?

Good idea!!

allezfred
03-13-2011, 06:35 PM
If Worlds is cancelled, it's just not going to happen this year. Logistically, it would be just impossible to arrange everything.

mmot
03-13-2011, 06:38 PM
i think it is hard to do becasue the japanese media are also reporting pieces that seem legit and then changing- so we all cant keep up with waht IS happpening and waht they THINK is..... where is anderson cooper when you need him:D ( actually he was headed to sendai according to his twitter....)

I am sorry if I did not make it clear enough - I did not mean to imply Japanese source is more accurate than non-Japanese ones by default.

What I was asking for is a little consideration for possible affects on those FSU members reading this thread, who are either in Tokyo and / or personal ties with people there (including myself). This is figure skating forum to discuss figure skating, but the risks talked about here could affect well beyond the figure skating community. A little regard to it when discussed is very much appreciated.

victoriajh
03-13-2011, 06:41 PM
http://www.eislauf-union.de/_NEWS_WM2011.html

germans to decide re sending skaters- um is there a link to Ingo saying SS not attending either way?

Asli
03-13-2011, 06:43 PM
If worlds is cancelled now, which is appropriate, the logical thing would be - if the ISU wants to hold the competition at a later moment this year - to switch the allocations and hold it in France now instead of next year and then in Tokyo in 2012, wouldn't it?

No, that would not be possible. Even the venue for the 2012 Worlds in France is not officially announced yet - Nice or Montpellier.

sandra_persch
03-13-2011, 06:44 PM
http://www.eislauf-union.de/_NEWS_WM2011.html

germans to decide re sending skaters- um is there a link to Ingo saying SS not attending either way?

I posted that one a while ago. the link to the Ingo comments can be found here

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jCk0WzkGvxXB3UdjKOmJW-Cwo_DQ?docId=CNG.0d8326493add782c22c1ebd15905d956. 11
http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/wintersport/1103/News/eiskunstlauf-japan-weltmeisterschaft-vor-absage-aljona-savchenko-robin-szolkowy.html
http://www.suite101.de/content/eiskunstlauf-wm-2011-fragezeichen-nach-der-katastrophe-in-japan-a105174

loulou
03-13-2011, 06:45 PM
I think it's best to wait for the official announcement.

A skater in his position will know things before they're official.
If he's saying worlds are cancelled, then I believe him.

-- Still to see if they're cancelled for good, or moved up and elsewhere.

victoriajh
03-13-2011, 06:47 PM
I posted that one a while ago. the link to the Ingo comments can be found here

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jCk0WzkGvxXB3UdjKOmJW-Cwo_DQ?docId=CNG.0d8326493add782c22c1ebd15905d956. 11
http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/wintersport/1103/News/eiskunstlauf-japan-weltmeisterschaft-vor-absage-aljona-savchenko-robin-szolkowy.html
http://www.suite101.de/content/eiskunstlauf-wm-2011-fragezeichen-nach-der-katastrophe-in-japan-a105174

thanks sandra_persch- did not go back through the thread-
I agree with them hard to have a afunny program at a time like this! but maybe some relief is also importnat?

sandra_persch
03-13-2011, 06:50 PM
thanks sandra_persch- did not go back through the thread-
I agree with them hard to have a afunny program at a time like this! but maybe some relief is also importnat?

I think the last thing they need right now is more tourists in the country to worry about. if they are already having a hard time getting fresh produce and petrol I can't image sending skaters there that need to be catered for and looked after.

Let them use the resources and attention to help the Japanese people that were worst effected by te quake and tsunami.

eleonorad
03-13-2011, 06:52 PM
Actually, I think it makes sense to move the Worlds to Torino. They have Palavela the venue, and operation staff with lots of experience with major figure skating events.

I don't think it will be possible to move the event to Torino.
The arena is free (there's only one gala scheduled on april 9) but it takes an awful lot of money to build a ISU championships and I don't think sponsors can be involved with such short notice.
Maybe they'd take a euros - 4 cc - junior worlds - gp venue of this season...

allezfred
03-13-2011, 06:54 PM
Maybe they'd take a euros - 4 cc - junior worlds - gp venue of this season...

No way I'm going back to that rink in Bern. Ever. :scream:

skatfan
03-13-2011, 06:58 PM
It doesn't sound promising for a skating event. With aftershocks of up to 7.0 expected in the coming weeks, I don't see how you can expect skaters and the hosts to focus, not to mention the diversion of energy and resources at a time of a national emergency.

With various governments telling citizens to avoid traveling to Japan, that raises the stakes as well. I imagine various Federations are talking with their foreign ministries to see what advice they have - and it is probably to stay home.

Re-scheduling isn't going to happen -- this is too big of an event, and other things like touring and shows would interfere with a rescheduled event.

allezfred
03-13-2011, 07:01 PM
I think the last thing they need right now is more tourists in the country to worry about. if they are already having a hard time getting fresh produce and petrol I can't image sending skaters there that need to be catered for and looked after.

Let them use the resources and attention to help the Japanese people that were worst effected by te quake and tsunami.

I'm going to Japan on Wednesday, Worlds or no Worlds. The part of Japan Mr. allezfred's parents live in is not affected by shortages of fresh produce and petrol. By all means, people should not travel to the Tohoku region, but other parts of Japan are at this time perfectly safe to travel to.

Just checked Yoyogi arena website and it is booked up every weekend till June. I imagine that any other arena in Japan will have similar issues. I don't think it would be appropriate or possible to move it to another country either.